Brandon Thornton, CEO of Encore ATX, is trying to find the perfect balance between teaching math and statistics full-time at Austin Community College and running Austin’s hottest venue for the mature crowd full-time at night.
He had an epiphany one day: “Try making a legitimate living one more time.” Little did that young man, accustomed to tempting fate on the streets of St. Louis, know that he was on the path to serving as CEO of an organization he had benefited from in his past.
It’s a dream of aspiring playwrights to hold a reading of their work and have an artistic director come to them and say, “I want your play for my upcoming season,” but it’s not that easy. Yet, it’s happened to Lisa B. Thompson twice.
#NOSpoilers but y’all need to go see Black Panther. First y’all need to understand that I am so not into comic books or superheros generally. I loved the old Superman movies with Christopher Reeves (dating myself) and the Wonder Woman t.v. show (Lynda Carter).
I want to receive Austin's weekly curated black experience.